Projects & Coordination Manager
We are pleased to be working with The Badur Foundation to recruit a full-time Project Coordination Manager based at its London office. The Foundation is a UK registered charity, established in 2011, whose aims include working with communities in some of the poorest regions or with those who are marginalised by society, by engaging with a variety of projects to empower communities. There are currently three main areas of geographical focus; UK, Hungary & Laos. Further details of the Foundation's activities may be found on the website at http://www.badurfoundation.org/
The Project Coordination Manager will oversee its existing grant-making activities and will also look more proactively at developing projects and programmes here in the UK. Apart from addressing these needs with new UK-based grant programmes, the design of these activities will ideally be able to transfer and translate to new projects in its locations overseas. This exciting role will involve monitoring and evaluating existing programmes to make sure compliance and best practice issues are being adhered to, whilst researching current work here in the UK with a view to identifying needs, developing partnerships and designing new funding opportunities to present to the Trustees. This role will involve getting out and about meeting organisations and voluntary groups in the UK and sometimes overseas, and getting to know existing programmes and local charitable endeavours with a view to devising new approaches and solutions on a local basis through proactive grant-making. This person will be the eyes and ears of the Trustees in terms of finding new programmes to fund and will take ownership of developing these initiatives. Another important aspect of this role will be working closely with colleagues in Hungary and Laos to ensure continued organisational support and development.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in either grants management or programme delivery in the charity sector here in the UK. This person will have monitored, evaluated and reported on existing funded programmes and will have had extensive experience of the assessment, capacity building and awarding of grants. Highly organised, intelligent and logical, this person will be able to see the bigger picture but will also have a very sharp eye for detail in terms of financial assessments and process evaluation. Diplomatic and dynamic, this person will be a self-starter and will be able to mobilise others to action and to engage audiences from a very wide range of backgrounds. This person will also be interested in current affairs, will be intellectually curious and will be prepared to roll his/her sleeves up and make things happen. Experience of managing the expectations of Trustees will be important as will being a confident, capable and friendly communicator.
This role represents a fantastic opportunity for someone to contribute considerably to the direction and focus of the Foundation whilst researching and developing new solutions to the existing issues of hard to reach communities in the UK by combatting the poverty of expectations experienced by these communities.
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